After your initial family law consultation with the team, you might find yourself thinking What’s Next? At your initial consult, we will go over your case and talk about a case plan and you will be given homework. Managing Emotions After Your First Consultation The initial consult can be understandably overwhelming for a new client. In…

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Movies, books, and TV shows often portray a glamorous, or at least normalized, view of spying on one’s spouse – using listening devices, installing spy software, going through a spouse’s phone or computer, hacking email, etc. often seem to be the first step someone takes when suspicious of spousal activities. This portrayal may leave you…

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Heart Balm in North Carolina Divorce

Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation are civil claims that can be filed in North Carolina and a limited number of other states.  Otherwise known as “heart balm” actions, these claims are often filed together against a third party actor, who engages in conduct that jeopardizes the marital unit.   These claims have come under…

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Stepparent Custody Rights in NC

Oftentimes, stepparents and stepchildren have a close relationship in which the stepparent acts as a parent and participates equally with the natural parent in the financial and emotional support, guidance, and decision making regarding the stepchildren. So what happens if the stepparent and natural parent divorce? Does the stepparent have a right to ask for…

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Divorce Statistics in NC Infographic

North Carolina is not in the top ten states with the lowest divorce rates, nor the top ten with the highest divorce rates. However, if you’re considering divorce in NC, it is sometimes helpful to know more about the numbers to put your situation in perspective. The infographic below highlights some key statistics with the…

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premarital agreement prenuptial agreement

A premarital agreement (more commonly known as a prenuptial agreement, or “prenup”) is a contract that two parties enter into before they marry. Though many think prenups take the “romance” out of married life, they actually help organize a couple’s affairs and protects both people, whether they get divorced or one of them dies. Premarital…

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north carolina divorce attorney

Anyone facing the process of separation and divorce likely has many questions. As experienced family law attorneys in Charlotte, NC, we are here to help answer your questions and guide you through the often difficult and emotional process. What are grounds for a divorce in North Carolina? When someone talks about divorce, they usually are…

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In many states, separation is an alternative to divorce for people who can’t continue to live together but do not want to end their marriage. It’s also the first step required by North Carolina for couples who do want to divorce. The term ‘legal separation’ can cause some confusion. In many states,  it involves having…

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Experienced NC Attorneys in Charlotte

This year has been a busy one for us at our Charlotte law firm. First, and foremost, we are always grateful for the support of our community and the opportunity to serve clients and help them with a wide array of issues they are facing. Yes, the law is our job, but we know that with…

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divorce

Family law, especially divorce, can be complicated, confusing, and stressful. Our experience in working with clients going through tough and emotional situations has prepared us to be able to better prepare clients for the entirety of the process and help coach them through key timelines, steps, and events. If the case ends up going to…

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